Man receives nine felony drug counts

By: By Chris Berendt -

Another Clinton man with previous drug convictions has been arrested in an ongoing campaign targeting suspects allegedly involved in drug activity across the Sampson County.

Bobby Lee Walker, 32, of 307 Byrd St., Clinton, has been charged with three counts of selling cocaine, three counts of delivering cocaine and three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine. Walker’s bond was set at $150,000 secured.

Reports state that less than a gram of “crack” cocaine was seized.

Walker is the 41st person to be arrested as part of the ongoing campaign by Sheriff’s Special Investigations Division agents. Little information has been released other than the charges against suspects, some of whom are facing a laundry list of felony offenses.

According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, Walker has been convicted of numerous drug offenses in Sampson dating back to 2001. He has been convicted of possession of Schedule II controlled substance, selling a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of Schedule VI controlled substance, speeding to elude arrest, assault on a female, communicating threats and multiple counts of second degree trespass

He was most recently convicted, in October 2014, of selling and delivering a Schedule II controlled substance, stemming from several offenses in 2013 and 2014.

Walker’s probation/parole/post-release status is listed as “active.”

SID agents made the first wave of arrests on July 11, the culmination of what authorities said was a yearlong undercover operation in Sampson. Additional arrests have trickled in since then, with offenses including possession, sale and delivery of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription pills, conspiracy to commit drug offenses and maintaining residences and vehicles for the sale and storage of those controlled substances.

A number of suspects taken in during the campaign have previously been convicted in drug cases in Sampson. Bonds have ranged between $10,000 and $230,000.


By Chris Berendt

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